Wait, hear us out. The easy move, after Duke's loss, was to jump Villanova or Michigan State to the top spot. But if you look at the entire body of work, raising Arizona State all the way to No. 1 isn't so crazy.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 60-48
- 11/13W 93-49
- 11/17W 76-67
- 11/19W 73-53
- 11/23W 68-42
- 11/24W 70-55
- 11/27W 49-37
- 12/2W 75-54
- 12/518L 68-61
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Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
West Virginia is averaging 75 possessions per game, 12th fastest among major conference teams. Virginia averages 62 per game, the slowest pace in the country. WVU played at UVA's pace last night (62 possessions) and still won by 7.
Jevon Carter had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Lamont West scored 22 points and No. 18 West Virginia beat No. 15 Virginia 68-61 on Tuesday night, sending the Cavaliers to their first loss.
Kyle Guy scored 21 points and No. 18 Virginia never trailed in a 75-54 victory against Lehigh on Saturday.
We predicted the ACC to win the Big Ten/ACC Challenge -- but it dominated even more than expected.
As the 2017-18 college basketball season gets underway, let's pause to consider the status of each major conference. Right now, the ACC looks strong.
Virginia's calling card is defense, but the Cavaliers need to play offense much better than they did Monday against Wisconsin to be a title factor.
Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and No. 18 Virginia held Wisconsin scoreless for more than 7 minutes in the second half in a 49-37 victory Monday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
Big Ten/ACC challenge kicks off tonight at 7:00 PM on ESPN2. Per BPI the ACC is the favorite to win the challenge at 54%, the Big Ten has a 24% chance to win, and there is a 22% chance it ends in a 7-7 tie.
Overall, it might look pretty close, with the ACC and Big Ten both filled with good teams (and even a few elite ones). But go game by game and things do not look good for the Big Ten.
Isaiah Wilkins scored a career-high 19 points as Virginia pulled away in the second half and beat Rhode Island 70-55 Friday night to win the Preseason NIT.
Kyle Guy scored 18 points to lead Virginia to a 68-42 win over Vanderbilt in the first game of the 2017 Preseason NIT on Thursday in New York.
The Cavaliers end most seasons as one of America's slowest teams, based on possessions per game, but their pace has improved notably this season. That should only make things harder on opponents.
Behind a pace-setting, 23 point, eight-rebound performance by redshirt-freshman Deandre Hunter, Virginia found the right mixing of players to pull away from Monmouth, 73-53, Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena.
Kyle Guy scored 29 points and hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes Friday, leading Virginia to a 76-67 victory against VCU.
Jay Huff put on a show in his Virginia debut with 16 points and the Cavaliers made quick work of Austin Peay, 93-49, on Monday night.
Kyle Guy scored 16 points and Virginia used a 16-1 run spanning halftime to beat UNC Greensboro 60-48 on Friday night.
Saying merely that Bennett is "great at defense," which he clearly is, undersells his versatility.
The numbers give the Tar Heels, Cavaliers and Irish better chances of winning the national title than AP preseason No. 1 Duke.
Newly appointed Virginia athletic director Carla Williams, the first African-American woman to lead an athletic department at a Power 5 school, said she couldn't pass up the opportunity and challenges in Charlottesville.